Poses for Kids
Introducing your children to yoga at an early age can help them learn healthy lifestyle habits and set the foundation for a fit future. Get your family practice started with these kid-friendly yoga poses.
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How to avoid falling into autopilot while practicing this basic—but beneficial—stretch.
Bitilasana is an easy, gentle way to warm up the spine before a more vigorous practice.
A classic standing posture, Vrksasana establishes strength and balance, and helps you feel centered, steady and grounded.
Upward-Facing Dog Pose
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, a well-known backbend, will challenge you to lift and open your chest.
Don't let the name fool you. If you're used to sitting in chairs, Easy Pose (or Sukhasana) can be quite challenging.
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana can be whatever you need—energizing, rejuvenating, or luxuriously restorative.
Extended Side Angle Pose
Find length in your side body, from your heel to your fingertips with Extended Side Angle Pose.
Warrior 1 Pose
Virabhadrasana 1 is a foundational yoga pose that balances flexibility and strength in true warrior fashion.
Savasana is a pose of total relaxation—making it one of the most challenging.
It seems so simple as to hardly be a pose. But this basic posture contains the secrets of how to hold yourself in countless other poses.
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5 Kid-Friendly Animal Poses to Introduce Children to Yoga
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Move with Joy: The Power of a Playful Practice
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WSJ: Yoga is Good for Kids!
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Happy Baby Pose
This pose gently brings a greater awareness to the hip joints.
Urdhva Hastasana translates to "Raised Hands Pose," but it is also sometimes called Talasana, the Palm Tree Pose.
Blow off some steam, wake up your face, and lighten up your practice in silly Simhasana.
Child’s Play: Kickstart Your Imagination By Teaching Yoga To Kids
Teaching yoga to kids can be difficult - but if you can restart your imagination, you'll learn as much from them as they learn from you.
Salabhasana or Locust Pose effectively preps beginners for deeper backbends, strengthening the back of the torso, legs, and arms.
Cow Face Pose
Can't see the cow face? Notice that the crossed legs look like the lips. The bent-elbow arms, one up and one down, are the ears.
Virasana is a balm for tired legs at the end of the day, as well as an alternative to Lotus for seated meditation.
Practicing Anjali Mudra is an excellent way to induce a meditative state of awareness.
By providing a conscious opening in the chest and stretch in the shoulders, Cobra Pose, called Bhujangasana in Sanskrit, fights fatigue and relieves lower back pain, boosting both the energetic and the physical body.